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Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nanomaterials contaminating soil, food crops?


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Man-made nanomaterials (MNMs), used in popular cosmetic products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens, may also be contaminating the quality and yield of food ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New mobile app developed to monitor data theft


July 6th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 6 (IANS) Computer scientists have developed a new mobile app to prevent data abuse by digital spies through other applications on your smartphone.Scientists from the Saarland University, Germany, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New evidence supports extraterrestrial impact theory


June 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) An international team of researchers has discovered melt-glass material, dating back nearly 13,000 years and forming at temperatures between 1,700 and 2,200 degrees Celsius, which was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Salmonella bugs could prevent food poisoning


April 13th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The discovery of a "hypervirulent" Salmonella strain could help potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks, a study reveals.Previous efforts to find hypervirulent strains were unsuccessful since bugs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fish help coral coral reefs recover


November 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Can fish save coral reefs from dying? It seems so, if one is to go by an instance where the fish did help coral reefs recover ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Douglas to be honoured with award for film excellence


September 9th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Actor Michael Douglas will be honoured with Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.The Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film serves as a fundraiser for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Generosity is natural to humans


July 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) While rationalists may not agree, acts of generosity come naturally to humans, claims a new research.Commonplace acts of generosity, like tipping the waiter, where no future ... Read more...

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Your culture may influence perception of death


May 25th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Contemplating mortality can be terrifying. But not everyone responds to the thought of it in the same way. European Americans get worried and try to protect ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why LED is impractical for general lighting purposes


April 20th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, say that they have figured out what makes light-emitting diodes (LEDs) impractical for general lighting purposes.Their work will help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Computers may one day solve problems as creatively as humans


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Although a computer can crunch several million numbers in a few seconds, it cannot be expected to spot a fake bronze coin which has, says, 544 B.C inscribed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Want to stop daydreaming? Have sex!


November 12th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): We often find ourselves drifting away while at work or studying but experts have said that it's bad for health - and now the best way to avoid ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boy Killed In Shark Attack At Santa Barbara


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A young boy had no idea that he was surfing for a final time in his life when he was killed by a shark whileboarding off ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sea-snot blizzard ’caused by Gulf spill’


September 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Researchers say that 'sea snot'-sticky clumps of phytoplankton - have been caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why girls kiss girls


September 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Britney and Madonna created a roar with their much-publicised on-stage liplock, and so did Scarlett Johansson and Sandra Bullock. But what is it that makes women to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar, wind power ‘could become Earth’s dominant contributor of energy’


August 25th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Wind and solar power could become the world's main sources of energy, a Nobel-prize winning scientist suggests.Walter Kohn, Ph.D., who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diamond could be the key to next generation of supercomputers


August 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Scientists in California are developing diamond-based computers that, they believe, would store millions of times more information than the current silicon-based systems.The researchers have used commercially available technology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Where on Earth did life start?


August 7th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists are exploring the truth behind the hypothesis that 'life began between mica sheets'.According to the "life between the sheets" mica hypothesis proposed by Helen Hansma of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

University of Georgia UGA Takes Penn State’s ‘Top Party School’ Title


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Penn State has been stripped of their title as ‘Top Party School’ and replaced by a school in a small southern town, which has over one hundred bars ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Do we deliberately show anger or sadness to manipulate others?


July 29th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): You may be crying or getting angry - but secretly - you are manipulating others to behave the way you want them to - says a new theory.John ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India joins next generation 30m telescope project on Mauna Kea


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Hawaii, June 26 (ANI): Indian astronomers will join a project to build the Thirty Meter Telescope Project (TMT) on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.TMT is the next-generation astronomical observatory that is scheduled to ... Read more...

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Men’s voice can reveal their strength


June 16th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): A man's voice is an indicator of his upper body strength, according to a study.The study, led by Aaron Sell at the University of California, Santa Barbara, found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Measuring methane may give clue to size of Gulf oil spill


May 24th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A geochemist has said that the extent of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can be measured by determining the dissolved methane gas drifting around it.David Valentine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brains, worms and chips have a lot in common


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Scientists have discovered striking similarities between the human brain, worm's nervous system and a chip. "Brains are often compared to computers, but apart from the trivial fact that both ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Vision originated 600 mln yrs ago in sea-dwelling hydra


March 12th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A team of scientists at UC (University of California) Santa Barbara have discovered that vision originated in the hydra, a member of an ancient group of sea creatures, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Women’s natural scent sufficient to lure men


February 11th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Forget pricey perfumes. Eau naturale might be more than enough for women seeking a mate.That's the conclusion of a study which shows that when men smell T-shirts worn ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TV drama more effective in persuading women to use birth control


February 10th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has found that a fictional television drama may be more effective in persuading young women to use birth control than a news-format program on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientist registers leap in superfast quantum computing


February 6th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A scientist has found a way of manipulating single electrons that will potentially constitute a quantum computer's processing bits or 'qubits', overcoming a very major design hurdle. Princeton University's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Training videos helpful for parents of autistic kids


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): American researchers have found that parents of children with autism can help their kids more effectively after watching instructional DVDs.It was also seen that this led to improvements ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists figure out how brain encodes memories


December 25th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how brain encodes memories and this could help develop new drugs for brain disorders. The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) team is the first ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How brain encodes memories


December 24th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California Santa Barbara have discovered how the brain encodes memories.According to researchers, the finding could eventually lead to the development of new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-American helps develop synthetic red blood cells


December 18th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed synthetic particles that closely mimic the characteristics and key functions of natural red blood cells (RBCs), including softness, flexibility, and the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Being ‘too sexy’ can be a curse


December 9th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In the world of fruit flies, being sexy can be a curse, especially for the ladies.A new research has shown that the most attractive female fruit flies are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Peptide delivers medicines directly into tumor


December 8th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new American study has identified a peptide that breaks through cancerous tumours and can deliver diagnostic particles and medicines to them.The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physicists move one step closer to quantum computing


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): Physicists at UC (University of California) Santa Barbara have made an important advance in electrically controlling quantum states of electrons, a step that could help in the development ... Read more...

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